Our staff loves working at the Museum among an exciting collection of art and traveling exhibitions from around the world. Keep reading to find out which pieces currently on display are our favorites and why.

“I have always been attracted to 3D artwork, but this one in particular because all of the layers, panels, colors, textures, and the different stories it produces every time you see it.”

Alex Chapa

AMST Curatorial Administrative Assistant

Astrovision, John Hernandez, 1983, acrylic on wood

Part of the exhibition: Selections from the Collection: Latino and Latina Heartwork

On view in: Upper Gallery

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Studio: Will Vinton Studios; Director: Will Vinton; Producer: Will Vinton; Animator: Will Vinton, California Raisins Commercial #1, Buddy Miles Original Clay Animation Puppet, 1986, aluminum wire, plastilina clay, and acrylic plastic, 7 1/2 in. x 5 in.

“This piece reminds me of my son when he was five years old and attending Prescott Elementary School. His class had to do the California Raisins dance in their program. He was so mad and embarrassed, because he didn’t want to wear his raisin costume. All four of my sons went to that school, but unfortunately the school has been torn down.”

Mary Duenes
AMST Facilities Assistant

Buddy Miles Original Clay Animation Puppet, Studio: Will Vinton Studios; Director: Will Vinton; Producer: Will Vinton; Animator: Will Vinton, California Raisins Commercial #1, Buddy Miles Original Clay Animation Puppet, 1986, aluminum wire, plastilina clay, and acrylic plastic, 7 1/2 in. x 5 in.

Part of the exhibition: Journey into Imagimation

On view in: Chapman Gallery

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